Dogs don’t remember time in quite the same way we do, they’re completely unaware of the Gregorian calendar and lots of dog owners don’t know their true dog’s birthday (the 1st August is often used for rescue and shelter dogs).

However, that’s no reason not to celebrate their birthday like it’s the greatest day on earth. We’ve put together some suggestions on how to make it an unforgettable day below. And while you’re at it why not find out your dog’s equivalent age in human years.